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The residents of Mole Street, the tiny, one block street in Center City that sits right across the street from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital have thrown block parties for years. Being good neighbors, Magee has often donated use of tables and other equipment to the parties.

This year, Mole Street is giving back.

On Saturday, October 2 from 2:00pm-8:00pm, the residents of Mole Street will hold “Molefest for Magee” a block party featuring 5 bands designed to raise money and awareness for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Both Mole Street and Race Street—directly in front of Magee—will be closed for the celebration. Attendance to the block party is free. Money will be raised for Magee through the selling of $5.00 wristbands that give the wearer access to cups of beer throughout the party.

Since most patients at Magee cannot leave the hospital, the organizers are going to have the music stage face Magee’s second-floor outdoor balcony where patients can see the fun and listen to the music.

One of the bands participating in Molefest for Magee is 61North. Band member, Ryan “Gooch” Nelson was a patient at Magee after a car accident. He learned to play the guitar again with an adaptive glass slide through his therapy.

"As a former patient of Magee Rehab Hospital, I am honored and proud to bring a concert to the city of Philadelphia that will provide entertainment and inspiration for all in attendance,” said Nelson. “Including those at Magee.”

Other music acts besides 61North that will be performing include Beatnik Brown, Stolen Rhodes, Jessi Teich, and Casey Alvarez and his Band.


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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